An analysis of the situation of children in Dien Bien
This Situation Analysis was undertaken under the Provincial Child Friendly Programme, part of the Country Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Viet Nam and UNICEF 2006-2011. The publication is part of the partnership between Dien Bien Province and UNICEF Viet Nam.
The research was completed by a research team consisting of Edwin Shanks and Duong Quoc Hung.
Findings of the research were arrived at following intensive consultations with local stakeholders, during fieldwork in September 2009 and a consultation workshop in Dien Bien in September 2010. Inputs were received from experts from relevant provincial line departments and agencies, including Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Education, Department of Health, Provincial Statistics Office, Department of Finance, Social Protection Centre, Women’s Union, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Provincial Centre for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation and Committee for Ethnic Minorities, representatives from the districts of Dien Bien, Tua Chua and Tuan Giao, and representatives from the communes of Thanh Xuong, Quai Nua and Muong Bang.
Finalisation and editing of the report was done by the UNICEF Viet Nam Country Office staff.
Dien Bien Province and UNICEF Viet Nam would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to this publication.